The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation Launches Fellow Program
AWMF Designates the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) as the First Host of the Andrew W. Marshall Fellow
Jaffrey, NH – The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation (AWMF) has just launched the Andrew W. Marshall Fellow program, which in 2021-22 hosts the first Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University.
Andrew W. Marshall Fellows receive the opportunity to work on a topic of deep importance to the long-term security of the United States. In keeping with the spirit of Andrew Marshall’s legacy, Fellows have great freedom to select their topic and are expected to think broadly, creatively, and break new analytical ground. Fellows are valued for their original thinking and spend their fellowship conducting research and producing written work. They are expected to make substantial contributions to U.S. and international security over the course of their careers. This program honors the legacy of Andrew W. Marshall, the first Director of Net Assessment.
“The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation is pleased to designate CSET as the first host of this important program that recognizes the legacy of Andy Marshall,” Jaymie A. Durnan, Chairman of the Foundation, said. “We support people who think critically and bring fresh insight to a range of uncharted futures, and that is exactly the kind of community CSET fosters and convenes.”
Established in January 2019, CSET is a research organization focused on studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, supporting academic work in security and technology studies, and delivering nonpartisan analysis to the policy community.
CSET has selected Benjamin Chang as the 2021-2022 Andrew W. Marshall Fellow. Mr. Chang specializes in the impact of artificial intelligence on the global military balance. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in international relations and security studies at MIT.
“Ben has an ideal background for the inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Fellow program,” CSET Senior Fellow Matthew Daniels said. “He will be the pathfinder in a fellowship with substantial freedom to decide how to pursue major questions that U.S. leaders face. We’re proud to help honor the legacy of Andrew Marshall by continuing to develop new thinkers to contribute to the long-term security of the United States.”
The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation was established by Andrew W. Marshall and Jaymie A. Durnan. AWMF’s mission is to find and foster new voices who boldly cross disciplinary boundaries and experiment with new analytical methods to address the strategic questions facing the United States over the coming decades. In keeping with this mission, AWMF defines its programs as experiments. AWMF will be announcing additional experiments for 2021 in the coming months.
Andrew W. Marshall (1921-2019) dedicated his life to rigorous analysis, the development of the best minds, and the defense of the United States. His career spanned more than seven decades, including 25 years at the RAND Corporation and more than 40 years as the Director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. During this time, Marshall committed his energy to guiding innovative analytic work that served senior leaders in confronting the Soviet Union, adapting to changes in the character of warfare, and recognizing the growing importance of the Asia-Pacific region to U.S. defense planning.